Archive: Jose Aldo

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung hopes to return to the octagon this summer

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was last seen in action at UFC 163, where he took on Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After landing some hard punches on the longtime featherweight champion during the first couple of rounds, the “Korean Zombie” eventually would suffer a shoulder...

Jan 27, 2014 12:00 pm

UFC 169 Will Move to Sunday if Severe Weather Shifts Super Bowl to Saturday

There has been speculation that the threat of severe weather could cause a change of date in regards to this weekend’s scheduled Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, which is set to go down Sunday Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With that said, the UFC is already...

Jan 24, 2014 9:40 pm

PHOTO | Team Nova Uniao – A Murderers Row

Earlier this week these four talented fighters posed for the camera’s inside the legendary Nova Unia gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seen in the photo (from left to right) is UFC bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, former multiple-time and multiple-division WBO boxing champion, ‘Popo’ Freitas, and UFC featherweight champion,...


Jan 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Lamas feels that he can expose Aldo at UFC 169

Every fighter has holes and is capable of making mistakes. At UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas will face Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champ and the man many put near the top of the their pound-for-pound list. Lamas has won four-straight that includes victories over Cub Swanson, Hatsu Hioki and Erik Koch. Aldo has won 16...

Jan 13, 2014 6:13 am

Jose Aldo Wants to Start Fighting at 155

Jose Aldo is accustomed to being questioned about moving up to 155, and while he will next be taking on Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey, he feels that another successful title defense there could bring him closer to a match-up with the lightweight king, Anthony Pettis. “I was pissed with that...

Jan 13, 2014 5:15 am

UFC Vet Ricardo Almeida Assigned To Judge UFC 169

The UFC will return to Jersey this February for UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2. The event is set for Super Bowl weekend as Renan Barao attempts to defend his now official and undisputed UFC bantamweight crown against the always dangerous Urijah Faber on February 14, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey....

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...

Dec 30, 2013 7:15 am

Poirier: Brandao said he would stab me in the neck

By Evan Stoumbelis This Saturday fans got to see a great night of fights with UFC 168. In kicking off the main card on PPV Dustin Poirier knocked out Diego Brandao in the first round. For those that didn’t watch the weigh ins Brandao weighed in 8 pounds over the featherweight limit of 145 pounds....

Dec 21, 2013 8:24 am

Clint Hester Vs. Andy Enz Added To UFC 169 Lineup

Clint Hester, who competed on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter, will look to improve his UFC winning streak to three as he takes on UFC newcomer, and 7-0 undefeated Alaskan native Andy Enz. The Bout against these two upcoming fighters was first reported by FoxSports and then was corroborated by UFC officials. Clint...

Dec 20, 2013 8:31 am

UFC On FOX 9 Winners Bobby Green And Abel Trujillo To Face Off At UFC 169

This past Saturday at UFC on FOX9, Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up important wins on their quest towards title contention. Neither man will get much time to reflect on their victories, however, as they will both return to action at UFC 169 in February. And while they will again be appearing on...

Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Two Bouts Added To UFC 169

Three more UFC newcomers now have their debut matches set up, and all of those matches will be on the Super Bowl weekend UFC 169 card. Neil Magny will meet newcomer Gasan Umalatov in the welterweight division, while Tony Martin and Rashid Magomedov will make their UFC debuts against one-another. UFC 169 will be headlined by dual title...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 7:23 am

Al Iaquinta Faces Kevin Lee At UFC 169

Al Iaquinta, who lost in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 against Micheal Chiesa, will face undefeated prospect Kevin Lee (pictured) at UFC 169. Lee has won 4 straight by submission, and has won seven fights in a row. Iaquinta has won two out of three of his UFC fights, and looks to...

Dec 11, 2013 9:55 am

Jose Aldo Excited To Learn From BJ Penn In Brazil

It has been a little over a year since we have seen BJ Penn in action, and it seems the road back to competition will be paved with the help of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao. Penn will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside...

Dec 11, 2013 8:59 am

John Makdessi Set to Face Alan Patrick at UFC 169 in February

UFC lightweight fighters John Makdessi and Alan Patrick are set to fight at UFC 169, which will take place on February 1 in Newark, New Jersey.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Tuesday the addition of a lightweight bout between Canadian John Makdessi and Brazilian Alan Patrick to the UFC 169 card. UFC...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...